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Real World Geneseo

XRLN 201 (also known as Real World Geneseo), now in its 10th year, was approved by College Senate as Geneseo's first "Extreme Learning" course. This high-impact learning experience, offered every Spring semester, builds a strong foundation for cultural competency within and beyond the Geneseo community.

The 2-credit course, primarily for sophomores and juniors, includes:

3 1/2 day intensive off-campus retreat
(at no cost to students)

Real World Geneseo class

Weekly academic seminar
(in 2019 held Tuesdays, 4:00-4:50 pm).

Real World Geneseo students listen to a talk

Civic Engagement project
(designed and implemented by students)

Real World Geneseo service learning

The retreat is facilitated by Geneseo faculty and staff. Students explore issues related to power, privilege, social class, gender, ethnicity & race, sexual orientation, religious differences, age, and physical/mental ability. Workshops, exercises, presentations, and discussions allow participants to examine how these issues affect both their academic and co-curricular lives on campus and beyond, and to explore their own values and beliefs.

In 2019, the retreat will be held January 16-19, 2019 at a hotel in downtown Rochester. There is no cost to participants. Students will be picked up at the airport or bus station on Thursday, January 16, or may drive to the hotel. Students will be transported to campus on Sunday, January 19. Submit your interest form.

Questions? Contact Sasha Eloi-Evans or Prof.  Wes Kennison

Registration is now open for XLRN 201 in Spring 2020:

1.  Student must be available for seminar,  Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.- 4:50 p.m.

2.  Student must be available to attend 4 day retreat in Rochester prior to the official start of the Spring semester.

3. Complete the information form for the course XLRN 201-Real World Geneseo by Monday, November 25th

4. Once accepted, students will be added to the course.